“Ondine” is the enchanting story of Syracuse, a lonely fisherman who one day pulls a beautiful woman named Ondine out of the sea in his nets. His young daughter Annie is convinced that she is a “selkie” — a creature from Irish folklore much like a mermaid. Syracuse has his doubts, but as Ondine brings some luck and joy to his otherwise downcast life, he starts to come around as well. “Ondine” deftly blends romance and fantasy with the realism of modern life in an Irish seaside town.

 Our movie of the month for March has to
be Irish film ‘In Bruges’, if only for showing us that Colin Farrell
truly is a great actor (and capable of great comedy!). For those of you
who prefer a scare to a laugh, there’s Spanish film ‘The Orphanage’.
You’ll immediately recognise the eerie feel of Del Toro (‘Pans
Labyrinth’, ‘The Devils Backbone’) on what is one of this year’s
scariest flicks. There are romantic comedies/dramas a plenty this month
with ‘27 dresses’, ‘Love in the time of cholera’, and Ryan Gosling
introduces us to the love of his life: a blow up doll in ‘Lars and the
Real Girl’.  We’ve put together a guide to ten movies to see in March.
Make sure to check them out!


1/ In Bruges

After a botched job in London, hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are ordered by their boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes) to Bruges. Very much out of their element, the two are placed in ever stranger encounters and forced to reconsider their life decisions along the way.



Why you should see it…

The Comedy Factor. This is Farrell’s best film and Gleeson’s on-screen quasi-paternal bond for Farrell is genuinely touching. While the ending may be a tad obvious, write/director Martin McDonagh doesn’t wimp out giving us a tragically funny mob story.

When is it in cinemas?
March 7th, 2008

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2/ The Orphange (El Orfanato)

Laura returns to the
orphanage that she grew up in, intending on reopening it. Things take
an ominous turn when her son befriends an imaginary orphan child  who
once lived in the same institution.


Why you should see it…

The basic fear factor
of this horror – that ghostly children are always terrifying, may not
be original, but the excellent performances (particularly from Belen
Rueda) and the spot on scares make this a superior horror.

When is it in cinemas?
March 21st, 2008

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3/ Horton Hears A Who

Dr Seuss’ Horton, the lovable elephant, angers everyone around him as he tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust.



 


Why you should see it…

Dr
Seuss fans are in for a treat with ‘Horton Hears A Who’. After two
previous live-action Dr Seuss movies, the powers-that-be have coped
that Dr Seuss should be enjoyed in animated form. Fox has done itself
proud with this one- clever, funny and loveable (as all Dr
Seuss adaptation should be).

When is it in cinemas?
March 21st, 2008

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4/ The Spiderwick Chronicles

Peculiar things start to
happen the moment the Grace family leave New York and move into the
secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick.
When Jared (Freddie Highmore) discovers his uncle’s field guide to
fantastical creatures, he and his siblings are thrown into a magical
world. They soon must face the evil ogre Mulgarath who wants the field
guide for his own evil devices…










Why you should see it…

In
this post-Lord of the Rings era, it’s easy to be jaded with book
adaptations such as ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ but don’t be put off.  It’s
a fantastic kid’s adventure with some genuinely extraordinary
characters. A must for kids and all who enjoy the fantasy-adventure
genre.

When is it in cinemas?
March 21st, 2008

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5/ 10,000 BC

Prehistoric epic from the director of ‘Independence Day’ and ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.   A young mammoth hunter embarks on a quest to save the woman he loves after she is kidnapped, leading an army across a vast desert and battling sabre-toothed tigers and other ancient creatures.
 


Why you should see it…

With all Emmerich films, you’re in for adventure when you sit down to one of his movies. This one is no exception: its prehistoric,  epic and  visually stunning.

When is it in cinemas?
March 14th, 2008

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6/ Lars And The Real Girl

Comedy
drama from the writer of TV’s ‘Six Feet Under’, about a sweet-natured but
simple young man and the community that supports him.   Lars finds the
girl of his dreams: a blow-up doll.   His family and friends are
shocked and concerned but play along as they want him to be happy.



Why you should see it…

An off-beat romance between a man and his doll… What’s not to love!

When is it in cinemas?
March 21st, 2008

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7/ Vantage Point

Drama/thriller
concerning a terrorist attempt to assassinate the US president at a
global summit in Spain.   The attack is reconstructed from the
different viewpoints of eight separate witnesses, each shedding a
different perspective on the truth behind the event as the pieces of
the jigsaw gradually fall into place.



Why you should see it…

Two reasons. First
it’s a chance to see a clean cut Matthew Fox in something other than
‘Lost’  and second, the film offers an unusal method of telling a familiar storyline.

When is it in cinemas?
March 7th, 2008

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8/ Love In The Time Of Cholera

Drama set in South America following fifty years in the lives of Fiorentiono and Fermina, two people whose young love was thwarted by her father but who are reunited in old age.   The story is told in flashback after they meet at the funeral of Fermina’s husband.



Why you should see it…

A worthy adaptation of a complex novel; a must for period drama fans and anyone who wants to see Javier Bardem in yet another fantastic role.

When is it in cinemas?
March 21st, 2008

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9/ 27 Dresses

 Romantic comedy about a
young woman who has been bridesmaid twenty-seven times, but never the
bride.   She attracts the attention of the writer of a popular column
in the local paper, but faces a crisis when the man she secretly loves
proposes to her sister – and she is asked to be bridesmaid again.


 


 

 



 



Why you should see it…

From the team who brought us ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ comes another gem.  It’s one of those cute comedies Hollywood does so well.

When is it in cinemas?
March 21st, 2008

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10/ Hannah Montana – Concert In 3D

Musical documentary
shot in 3D recording the Hannah Montana/Miley Ray Cyrus 2007 concert
tour.   Fifteen year old Cyrus (daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus of Achy
Breaky Heart fame) came to attention as Hannah Montana in the hit
Disney TV show and performs both as herself and as her TV alter ego.



Why you should see it…

Hanna Montana has taken America by storm with
its television show and cinema release. It broke box office records in the States with people trading tickets outside cinemas for hundreds of dollars.

When is it in cinemas?
March 14th, 2008

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